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Gardens at Colony of Avalon

Herb Garden

There is a recreation of a herb and medicine garden containing plants that were used for these purposes in the 17th century.

The original colony would have had a herb garden used for cooking and medicine
Herb Garden

 

Gentlemen's Garden

This is a large garden with geometrically organized beds for planting, and walkways made of cobble stone. The Gentlemen's Garden is surrounded by a high fence and the plants in it are considered rare, but were the plants of choice in the 17th century.
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A typical Gentleman's Garden of that era
Gentleman's Garden at the Colony

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Kitchen Gardens

There is a replica of a 17th century kitchen garden that contains stone walkways, raised planting beds, and is enclosed by a wattle fence. The crops grown in them closely resemble the variety of plants mentioned in a letter to Sir George Calvert, by Captain Edward Wynne in 1622.

Kitchen Gardens for to grow food crops
Kitchen Garden at Avalon

 

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